My nephew just turned 21, and for his big birthday, I gave him a comparatively hefty check. Then I discovered (from his mother, my sister) that the kid is a gun nut. He already legally owns four guns (two handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, and a shotgun), and he has his eye on another.

Personally, I am a gun-control nut and can’t believe that he might spend my hard-earned cash on a gift of which I so passionately disapprove. What to do?

— Peacenik